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    The Lawrenceville School offers a post graduate (PG) year to recently graduated high school students as a transitional year between high school and college. This year as a boarding member of the Lawrenceville community (similar to that of a university) is an excellent opportunity for students to continue their social and academic development while refining their study and time management skills. Lawrenceville provides a demanding, yet supportive program that offers a variety of academic opportunities extending well beyond those of a typical high school. As a Lawrenceville PG, students prepare for the independence and academic demands associated with a college or university. In addition, there are opportunities to retake standardized tests, such as the SAT or ACT, if improving standardized test scores is a goal for the year.…

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    Lacrosse In America Essay

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    the Lawrenceville School (New Jersey) were the nation 's first high school teams in 1882”. (US Lacrosse) It slowly started to spread throughout the whole nation. US Lacrosse has found that the involvement in high school aged children has grown, “over 77% since 2006 to nearly 400,000 in 2012” (US Lacrosse). It is now the fast growing in North America. There are now 296 NCAA sanctioned lacrosse teams and a professional lacrosse game. The growth has been insane and will hopefully continue for many…

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    knowledge accurately determines your value as a student in the form of a grade point average. At The Lawrenceville School, an elite high school, that pushes hundreds of students to academically achieve. Student’s, correctly distinguished the single most important concern is their GPA. For as long as anyone can remember a Lawrenceville education was centered around grades and the lengths students will go for an A. Stress levels of students are truly concerning; and all for what? A grade? It’s…

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    Three years ago I went to a hockey camp at Boston University. On the fourth day I suffered an injury to my neck. The scene was dramatic, and there were murmurs that suggested the injury could have been quite serious. I was lucky to just come away from the ordeal with some sheared hockey equipment and two weeks in a neck brace. The physical impact of the injury was short lived, but the impact it had on my life was significant. Before the camp, I did not concern myself with my future.…

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    “You are going to get a major.” The Dean uttered strongly. Feeling like I just took a bullet to the chest, I responded “I understand your decision making.” I came to The Lawrenceville School as a new third former, with hopes and dreams of succeeding in every aspect of boarding school life. Before coming here I dreamed of coming in and being handed a perfect gpa and commitment letter from a college for hockey on a silver platter; soon I realized this would require an absurd amount of work. I…

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    Jersey. These memories include sharing a single bedroom, cuddling with my mom at night, my dad sleeping on the couch (he snores really loud), the board games my brother let me win, the movie nights in the living room, birthdays in our small white kitchen, and the first grey tabby cat, Curo, we’ve ever adopted. Not only do I miss the apartment, the cultural exposure of city life that New Jersey provided like the close proximity of the apartment to the corner store (where I bought cheese doodles…

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    My family immigrated from Mexico to cultivate the crops of California and now I am able to pursue my dream. While attending public high school, I appeared as a low-income Mexican American high schooler living in a poor socioeconomic town, dominated by Mexicans. However, a mix of my intellectual curiosity and historical roots from the Gonzalez and Villanueva family differed me from the rest of the students in the Central Valley. Growing up, I constantly wondered why my public high school was not…

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    Conference basketball tournament comes to an end. When the school bus finally reaches his stop the boy races home, making it to the television just as Bryant Stith and the rest of the University of Virginia Cavaliers took the court against one of the blue bloods of college basketball, the University of North Carolina Tarheels. Despite defeating the Tarheels, the Cavaliers would lose in the championship game, which was the closest Stith would get to a ring. Ironically, that is about the time the…

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    Road to Richmond As I reflect back on the past three years of my high school career, a flood of emotions circles around in my mind. I think of the friends I’ve made, the teachers I’ve had, and the time I dedicated to my school. While I have a multitude of fond memories to look back on, I will profoundly cherish the years spent as a two-time state basketball champion. My freshman year was when it all began. The 2013 volleyball season had just come to a close, and there were two words I was…

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    Zero Tolerance Policies

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    Zero Tolerance Policies: Preparing School-aged Children for Prison The implementation of the Zero Tolerance Policy in in the early 90s created a whirlwind of issues; mainly that it did more harm than good. This policy was originally aimed to make schools safer by penalizing any student caught with drugs or weapons. This sounds like a good thing; however, through a lot of revisions and revisiting this policy, it became clear that any minor indiscretion would receive the same punishment a large…

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